Sunday, December 25, 2016

Juncker calls for more commitment against Fake News

In the debate about false reports in the Internet also EU Commission chief Juncker interfere now. He appealed to corporations like Facebook to do more against Fake News. Credibility is “your most important asset,” he said of the Funke media group.

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on companies like Facebook and Google, and consistently against false reports on the Internet. It is in the interests of the social networks, to develop “a certain amount of ambition,” said Juncker, the Newspapers of the Funke media group.Finally, credibility was “your most important asset.”

He had the feeling that the Europeans are becoming increasingly “sensitive to it, who anflunkert you in a melodious and anyone who tells you the truth,” he added. The President of the European Commission recalled the commitment of social media to introduce Standards with which manipulations – for example, in election campaigns – can be prevented. He announced, to check exactly how you are going to implement this.

especially in Germany, are looking for the parties are currently opportunities against opinion manipulation on the Internet. You are worried that Russia could interfere in this way in the election campaign.

the Union and the SPD had recently announced to require Facebook and other social networks by a law to fight against false messages and hate messages on the Internet. It is planned that a market-dominant platforms such as Facebook, on German soil, a right they have to build protection. This should be 365 days a year 24 hours a day. There Affected should be able to apply and prove that you are the victim of false messages.

According to an examination of the allegations, and Facebook will be forced to delete the entries. Otherwise there is a risk of the plans – fines of up to 500,000 euros.


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